Sunday, 31 December 2006

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all our friends and family.

Hope 2007 brings you all great happiness.

We went to a Mods & Modettes party at Mark and Sarah's and had a great time.

Isn't she just fab!

Friday, 29 December 2006

What If?

What if fat was healthy because fat people had some cushioning and some reserve food stores to live on, and skinny people were said to be putting themselves at risk, and stigmatized for making this stupid health decision?
What if people went up to skinny girls in the street and said "Oh, you’d be beautiful if you’d just gain weight!"
Or "You’re thin, but you’re beautiful on the inside!" Or looked at me like I was in some way sick and disgusting?
What if all clothes below size 10 came in girly pastels, with the reasoning that small women are underdeveloped and childish?
What if they were called ‘minus sizes’?
What if thin people had to go to special stores to buy clothes, because none of the regular stores wanted to stock clothes for them, saying that they’re disgusting and their patrons wouldn’t want to look at them?
What if all models were a size 16 or above, but every once in a while you’d see a "minus size" model in a size 8 cut to make her look larger?
What if "too fat" wasn’t the greatest thing, because it was acknowledged to not be terribly healthy, but the models who were "too fat" still got all the modeling jobs, and they were told that they might want to lose a little weight but nobody took it seriously? And meantime "too fat" was infinitely better than "too skinny"?
What if thin people were depicted in the media as obsessed with exercise and starving themselves, and thus not sexually interested? And fat people were depicted as able to enjoy their food, and their lovers, with relish?
What if a TV character as popular as Friends’ Monica was depicted as once having been thin, not even unhealthily so, and she was the butt of jokes for that?
What if X percent of the American population was labeled "underweight"?
What if food commercials focused not on low-fat, but high in nutrients to gain weight?
What if people said "I don’t understand what’s wrong with skinny people. All they have to do is eat! It’s not that difficult. They must be pretty stupid not to figure that out."?
What if there were no labels saying "Low Fat" but instead they said "High Fat"?
What if magazines ran stories on "How to Maximize the Glory of your Curves"?

What if 7-year-old girls, copying their moms, asked their friends "Does this make me look too skinny?"
What if magazines ran bogus ads for weight gain powder? And the ads said Mary gained 25 pounds in 8 weeks combining a high-nutrient diet, exercise to gain muscle mass, and Product X"? And they showed a picture of Mary wearing baggy clothes to make her look skinny and waifish, while in the "After" picture she was trim and tan? And women looked at Mary, who didn’t need to gain weight to begin with, and say "If she’s skinny, I must be a stick" and started gorging themselves?
What if thin people had to pay more for clothes and underwear and almost no pretty bras came in anything under a size 40?
What if there was an operation to enlarge the size of one’s stomach or inject fat under the skin?
What if middle-aged women were admired because they had put on some weight after age 30 and young women were simply ‘too thin’?
What if kids made jokes like "Your mama’s so thin, she blew away when I flapped my arms"?
What if people talked to thin people slowly on the assumption that they were like children?
What if thin people had to learn to be witty, because else they would be utterly ignored by the opposite sex?
What if studies showed that thin could also be healthy, not just fat, but the mass media only paid lip service to them?
This would be ridiculous.

Then why is the reverse still OK?

Monday, 25 December 2006

Merry Christmas Everybody!

Merry Christmas to all our friends and family!

Wednesday, 20 December 2006

One Step Beyond - it's total Madness!!!!

Well after getting in at 02:30 this morning after the City Financials Christmas party, Sharon and I were back at it again tonight. We met up with Mark and Sarah, and their kids, at 16:30 and got a mini bus to Wembley Arena (we drank champagne and wine en route) to see Madness on their Christmas tour.

Sharon and I had standing tickets which we gladly swapped with Josh and Jess as we were knackered and we thought that they would enjoy being in the thick of the fun while we chilled out.

It was a great gig but it was SO tiring after partying hard the night before................

Tuesday, 19 December 2006

City Financials Christmas Party

Well the City Financials Christmas Party was a great night out, lots of drink and lovely food.

Sharon and I bopped the night away to the great live band.

Wednesday, 29 November 2006

George Michael - what a performer!!!!

Well I have to admit I am totally amazed.
I went into the gig last night as someone who liked some of George Michael's material and came out a fan.
25 years on and the man has still got it.
Amazing voice, amazing songs, fantastic performance and show.
I would never have predicted that this gig would end up in my top three all time but it has.
Sharon is a long time fan and absolutely loved it. She had waited a long time to see George and I am glad that not only was it a superb event which she loved but that she shared it with me.

Tuesday, 28 November 2006

25Live, off to see George Michael

Tonight Sharon and I are off to Earl's Court to see George Michael on his 25Live tour and we can't wait.
The atmosphere is going to be amazing...........will report back tomorrow (hopefully with some pictures too)

Tuesday, 21 November 2006

Ten months and counting

To my darling beautiful angel Sharon,
It is ten months today that we have been together.

I love you forever and ALLways

Your chunky monkey


Monday, 20 November 2006

I am employed again!!!!!!

Finally, after over 3 months sitting at home feeling down I am about to start a new job.
I thought at one point it would never happen.

Thank you to City Financials for giving me the chance to show what I can do.

Thanks also to Sharon for keeping my motivation up when things were looking bleak.

Wednesday, 1 November 2006

Transformation of KAB

It's strange you know, a year ago I had set myself an image that I was comfortable with and thought that was how I would be for a very long period of time.
Now I find that things are changing and I am transforming. I am wearing clothes that I would never have dreamed of wearing last year and yet I look and feel so much better for it.
Sharon has really opened my eyes as to how good I can look without trying to hard.
Thank you darling, love you so much xxx

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

Roses are red.............

Roses are red and violets are blue,
I'm oh so in love with Sharon its true,
You make me so happy,
You bring me such glee,
I never could doubt that you also love me.
We walk hand and hand,
We kiss and we hug,
I'll love you in public,
Can't help feeling smug.
There's no other woman
Alive on this world,
Who I'd want in my arms,
Wrapped up tight and curled.
The future looks rosy for you and for me,
Forever and ALLways and eternity xxxx

Happy Halloween

Friday, 27 October 2006

Thursday, 26 October 2006

Happiness, happiness

Sometimes things just seem to start moving in the right direction when you have almost given up hope.
Thankfully this has just happened to me and things are really looking up!

Tuesday, 17 October 2006

Oops I did it again!

Why is that sometimes even when you feel you have something under control it suddenly appears from knowehere and blindsides you?

Thanks to a very annoying trait that I seem to have developed I am starting to cause problems that shouldn't be there as there is no need for my reactions.

There is me worrying about your insecurities and then mine come along and go bang when I am not looking, that will teach me I guess.

Stick with me, I can beat this, I PROMISE!!!!!

Tuesday, 10 October 2006

It was a good weekend

That was a good weekend. It was great to have Sophie, Sam and Grant come and stay with us for a few days.
Sam enjoyed doing LaserQuest for his birthday (and it was a nice surprise for him as he thought he wasn't doing it)
It's quite hard when they have to go home again but hopefully soon I will be able to see more of them both.

Thursday, 5 October 2006

Happy Birthday SAM

Happy Birthday SAM,

Hope you have a great day.
See you at the weekend.
All our love
Keith, Sharon, Zoe and Toby

Wednesday, 4 October 2006

I would not be just a nuffin'..............

I would not be just a nuffin'
My head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain.
I would dance and be merry
Life would be a ding-a-derry
If I only had a JOB--Whoa!

Yup, life is not too much fun at the moment as I am still looking for a job and being stuck at home is really starting to get me down. Sharon, as always, is a total brick and does her best to keep me encouraged but I am really starting to struggle at the moment. I am sure that the right job is just around the corner but it is being very elusive at this moment in time.

Tuesday, 19 September 2006

Happy Birthday SHARON

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Sharon, my beautiful sexy angel.
Thank you for a lovely weekend, I know feel like I am fully part of the family.
Hope you have a great day today.

Love you

Friday, 1 September 2006

What a lovely couple!

No more insecurity, pretty please

Sometimes your insecurity worries me.
You seem to run with things and make them sound a lot worse than they really are.
Please accept the words that I say, that is all you need to know.
No matter how people may have treated you in the past, and no matter how you might feel about yourself, you do not have to worry about the way I see, or feel, about you.
You are truly beautiful to me, and are completely and utterly everything that I could ever want from a woman, in ALLways, 200%.

Love you my beautiful, sexy angel

Thursday, 31 August 2006

Things are slowly looking up

Well after making some damn awful mistakes and nearly losing everything that I hold dear to me I am finally starting to turn things around slowly.

Life with Sharon is once again restored to it's glorious status and her love and support for me has been totally amazing and far more than I could ever have expected (or deserved). Thank you so much for seeing that things can get resolved and that there is hope of a great future together.

Words can hardly express just how I feel about you but these three should be a good start:
Hi Luff Phew
I Love You
Ich Liebe Dich

Thursday, 29 June 2006


Sometimes we let our feelings get carried away and out of control.
Sometimes that can be very destructive.
I am sorry for letting this happen but I know we have what it takes to carry on stronger than ever.

Thursday, 15 June 2006

With a spring in my step...................

Well I set off to work this morning with a spring in my step thinking about just how happy I am. The delightful Miss Ashmore just fills me with joy and from my head to my toes. My passion for life increases every day and I just feel inspired when I think about her love for me.

Tuesday, 13 June 2006


Sharon Ashmore, you are the most amazing woman that I have ever met in my life. Your qualities are endless and there is nothing bad that I can say about you.

Every morning when I wake up next to you I know how lucky I am to have you in my life. Not a day goes by that I am not thankful for you talking to me that night on 21st January 2006. You have the most beautiful soul and heart and are so kind, loving and gentle. My life with you so far has been the happiest days I have ever had and I can't wait to enjoy the rest of my life with you. I didn't realise that it was possible to receive love the way you give it and it's fantastic that I can give that love back to you. I want you to feel loved, safe and special.

Monday, 12 June 2006

A 5 Star Weekend

Well that was a weekend and a half!
As a treat I decided to take Sharon away to London for the weekend so that we could have some quality "us" time away from the rest of the world.
We stayed at the 5* Radisson Edwardian Mayfair Hotel which was fantastic, arriving on the Friday night and just chilling out.
On Saturday we went shopping and I bought Sharon some Swarovski jewellery for her to wear in the evening as we were heading off to the Savoy Theatre to see The Rat Pack which she absolutely loved.
We then had a lovely lunch sitting outside in Leicester Square. It was almost like being abroad as the weather was so lovely and hot, and it was actually quite quiet as most people had dived into any bar that they could find that was showing the England v Paraguay game (which we were NOT going to watch). After lunch we meandered around a little more before heading back to the hotel for a rest.
We overslept and left ourselves very little time to get ready to go the theatre but we managed it and the performance of The Rat Pack was absolutely fantastic. Following the performance we then took a stroll down to Embankment where we greeted with the romantic sight of a lovely full moon sitting above the bridge.
Sunday started with champagne and strawberries and we then spent the rest of the day just chilling out in the hotel room (and trying to help Sharon nurse a bad ear) before we headed back to Essex and real life again.

It was a perfect weekend spent in the company of the perfect companion!

Tuesday, 11 April 2006

Happy Birthday Sophie

Happy Birthday Sophie

Hope you have a good day, see you soon
All our love
Keith, Sharon, Zoe and Toby

Thursday, 2 March 2006

Sunday, 12 February 2006

And then I saw her face.............

...........and no she wasn't a Steeler!
Just had Sharon over for an amazing weekend.
She brought her daughter Zoe over with her and Sophie got on really well. Everybody had positive things to say so I am absolutely delighted with the way that things are going.
Roll on Tuesday when I will be down Chelmsford way seeing Sharon again.

Thursday, 2 February 2006

On the road at the end of February

I fancied taking Sharon away so I spent the day booking hotels and flights for the Scotland v England Six Nations 2006 game at Murrayfield on 25th February. Trying to call in a favour to get a couple of tickets before they go on general sale on Tuesday so hopefully I won't have to join the telephone queue to try and get them.

Wednesday, 1 February 2006

On the up..........

Ooooh, he goes all quiet for a brief period of time and then his world turns upside down.

What can I say? I have just met the most amazing person who has EVERY quality that I could desire in a partner (plus a whole load more that I hadn't even thought of). I have never met anybody quite like her and the way she makes me feel is, quite frankly, out of this world and like nothing I have ever experienced before. Thank you Sharon for coming into my life.

Saturday, 21 January 2006

Met the most amazing woman

I met the most amazing woman in the world tonight at Big Girl's Paradise!
Hi Sharon, look forward to our next meeting!

Friday, 13 January 2006

And so endeth a bad week.......

And did that week get any better? No, not really to be honest.
Stayed off work to try and recharge batteries with a view to getting back into gear again from the weekend onwards. Started off OK this morning but I am flagging a bit now but at least I managed to grab a few zeds in the day.
Tonight was the third time that I had been meaning to go out and the third time that it was cancelled on me (the situation was understandable so that's not an issue but I was really looking forward to going out and instead I am stuck at home again)
Oh well, upwards and onwards..........................

Tuesday, 10 January 2006

What a start to the week.....

Well this week hasn't exactly gone quite as planned!
First off I didn't get to Rock City as I was feeling so deflated after seeing the Nottingham Panthers lose 2 - 3 to the Sheffield Steelers with only 3 seconds left on the clock.
Then on Sunday I start feeling sick and end up stuck on the loo for half the night! (too much info I know!)
Monday missed work due to illness. On top of that I get a txt from my friend Sarah that her mother had been knocked off her bike and is in hospital and critical. She was in surgery for 8 hours and is now in ITU.
Tuesday missed work due to illness and also had to take Sophie to the doctor as she had hurt her ankle.
Hopefully things will improve........................

Sunday, 1 January 2006

TIme for a new start

So long 2005.
Well today will have to be the start of new things for me.
Also a big thumbs up to Steelnut for just being around and listening from time to time.
And finally, thanks to the advice of my good mate Robin Williams I shall be hitting Rock City tomorrow night with a view to having fun and kind of rebirthing myself.